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Freshman deaths show risks of transitioning to college lifeOpen in a New Window

At least eight freshmen at U.S. universities have died so far this year. How can colleges help alter the behaviors of students they're only just starting to know?

 

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Higher ed associations, disability rights groups clash over campus technology standardsOpen in a New Window

Higher ed lobbying group and advocates for students with disabilities are at odds over a proposal that would require a federal agency to set guidelines for the accessibility of technology products on campus.

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Colleges now often rely on data, rather than gut, in hunt for studentsOpen in a New Window

Colleges use data to predict who they should target as they hunt for students.

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Researchers discuss the relationship between higher education and employmentOpen in a New Window

New data on the labor-market returns of short-term certificates show both the value and pitfalls of using earnings data as a yardstick in higher education.

 

Research suggests relationship between siblings' college enrollment choiceOpen in a New Window

Young people commonly follow a brother or sister to college -- and even to a particular institution, finds a study with potential implications for push to improve higher ed access for underrepresented students.

 

Significant financial pressures weigh on Thomas Jefferson School of LawOpen in a New Window

After defaulting on bond payments, and facing criticism for graduates' poor job outcomes, Thomas Jefferson struggles to rebound.

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New report builds case for a set of strategies to help community college students graduateOpen in a New Window

Research has shown community colleges how to improve graduation rates and create clearer pathways for students, but too few colleges have gone big with those strategies.

 

Bill would revamp oversight of federal education researchOpen in a New Window

Congressional panel approves legislation -- criticized by some research groups -- that would change how federal education studies are overseen.

 

Can U. of Cambridge advance with a new area for graduate student housing, but without undergraduates?Open in a New Window

Can elite university advance through massive new development with more research space and housing for academics, but without more undergraduates?

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Colleges award tenureOpen in a New Window

The following individuals have recently been awarded tenure by their colleges and universities:

New York Institute of Technology

  • Jonathan Goldman, English
  • Cheryl Hall, physical therapy
  • Tobias Holler, architecture
  • Jungho Park, mathematics
  • Corri Wolf, physician assistant studies

University of Massachusetts at Amherst

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